The long-awaited “Mask Singer” episode where liberal judge Ken Jeong walks out of the competition after former conservative New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has finally aired.
On Wednesday, the 77-year-old former personal lawyer of Donald Trump, wore a Jack in the Box costume in the final round of the show. He and four other mystery celebrities performed for judges Jeong, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Giuliani’s rendition of George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ song “Bad to the Bone” got him eliminated, and the judges guessed the man under the mask could be actors Robert Duvall, Joe Pesci, or even Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but the former politician’s name wasn’t on their radar.
When Giuliani revealed himself, Jeong was verbally unhappy. “Is that Robert Duvall,” Scherzinger questioned. “No, that’s not Robert Duvall,” Jeong said miserably with crossed arms.
He remained on-stage as the former mayor, spoke to host Nick Cannon about his motivation for participating on the show.
“Even things that are completely unlike you and unlikely,” he said. “I couldn’t think of anything more unlike me and unlikely than this. And I enjoy the show. I have for years. And it just seemed like it would be fun, and I don’t get to have a lot of fun.”
McCarthy and Scherzinger chatted with Giuliani, but during the former politician’s encore performance of the song, Jeong said, “I’m done,” and walked out. The show did not show Thicke, who according to February reports, left in protest as well, make any move to leave the stage.
Giuliani was subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on Jan. 18, for allegedly advancing election fraud theories, pushing efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, and being in direct contact with Trump about attempts to stop counting of electoral votes.